Liquitex - Acrylic Surface Prep - Super Heavy Gesso - 32 oz - Varnishes are applied over a completed piece of work to change or unify the surface sheen and protect the painted surface from the environment and ultraviolet light. Whether you are PREPing the surface, PAINTing the masterpiece, or adding the crucial FINISHing touch, Liquitex offers the proper medium to achieve any desired result. Explore your possibilities even further by mixing Liquitex acrylic color with any of our mediums.
There are many misconceptions about whether or not it is necessary to varnish an acrylic painting. As a general rule, you should always varnish your acrylic work when possible. Varnishes are applied over dry paint films and have several purposes. The first and most important function is to protect the painting surface from the environment and protect the pigments from ultraviolet light. Secondly, varnishes can be used to change or unify a paintingÆs surface sheen. Liquitex varnishes come in several different sheens, which can all be intermixed for a customized sheen.